There are many ways!
Here are some suggestions, large and small:
Join the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, organized in 1991 to support the Library in providing the highest quality library service to the community by means of advocacy, public relations, and fundraising.
Donate or purchase books at the Friends' booksales. There is always a small sale going on inside the library, and there are at least two big sales each year, usually in the spring and around the winter holidays. The Friends accept donations for these sales throughout the year. Download a copy of the Acceptable Donation Guidelines if you would like to donate.
Browse the Friends' Amazon page to purchase rare, beautiful, and specialized books gleaned from booksale donations.
Don't forget the other fun events sponsored by the Friends from time to time. We're still humming from the jazz benefit with Chris Bakriges in the fall! You can sign up for library event notices and updates on our front page.
Try the Library Value Calculator, and share your amazing findings with your friends! Tell them about the specific ways the library helps you and what you value about our service.
Make a donation to the Trustees' special funds, which help the Library purchase resources for its shelves and its online collections. This is also a nice way to honor someone.
If you an have out-of-town friend who would enjoy the Library (in person or online), buy him or her a BML gift certificate for a year of library service. Certificates are available at the main circulation desk. They make great presents for birthdays and holidays.
Find out more about making a bequest or beneficiary gift to the Brooks Memorial Library.
Put money in the cash box next time you use the public access computers.
Contribute for postage when you receive an interlibrary loan.
Fill out a volunteer application describing your skills and interests. Volunteer positions open up periodically, and the library might be able to use your time and expertise to enhance our services. Applications are available at the library circulation desks.